Friday, January 20, 2017

Jeep's New PickUp

Earlier this month Fiat Chrysler (FCA), Jeep's parent company made a splash in the mud by confirming its new 2018 much rumored pickup truck.  It will apparently be made in Toledo, Ohio on the same platform as the also new Jeep Wrangler JT. Exciting and certainly much anticipated but what will it look like? How much will it cost? And us Jeepers want to know what the specs will be. What engine size, transmission, and passenger capacity? Not to mention how much of my house will I have to mortgage in order to buy one? Jeep brand head Mike Manly confirms that the new Jeep truck will have Crew Chief elements sharing the JT Wrangler platform committing a billion dollars to retooling their factory to outfit it for the new vehicles. What we don't know are any specifics. It's estimated that the truck will be priced in the $30-40K range to compete with the Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.  We only have enough bate to stay ashore while they cast the net in the water. The new pickup is said to be for sale late 2017 as a 2018 model. The cousin, JT Wrangler will be available first. I've scouted these photos of the 2018 Jeep truck but these are NOT the final product. Jeep is still holding out on it's final design.   Once the new Wrangler is released we'll have a much closer idea since it'll be based on that build. Take a look at these pics and draw your own conclusions.

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